GAMBLERS in the North East lost nearly $15 million through poker machines over a six-month period last year as concerns increase for a growing number of at risk punters.
Losses in four council areas Wodonga, Wangaratta, Alpine and Benalla were $14,890,297 from July to December.
Perhaps surprisingly, Benalla topped the list with $5.6 million in losses, and Wangaratta topped Wodonga with $4.2 million and $3.8 million lost respectively.
According to Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation chief executive Serge Sardo, a smaller number of people …
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